6 Things to Do This Week

Live outdoor jazz and salsa, beer tastings, country music, a farewell dance and a celebration of all things Argentinian.
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Bowen McCauley Dance Co. takes a final bow at The Kennedy Center. Photo by Jeff Malet.

Bowen McCauley Dance – A Farewell Performance

When: Sept. 14, 7 p.m.

Where: The Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F. St. NW, Washington, D.C.

For a quarter century, Arlington dancer/choreographer Lucy Bowen McCauley has dazzled audiences with her creative interpretations of musical classics, traditional folk songs and modern tracks. Marking the end of an era (Bowen McCauley is retiring and her eponymous company is bidding farewell), this grand finale performance features music by Turkish composer Erberk Eryilmaz and German/Croatian composer Nikola Glassl, along with the U.S. debut of guest artist Manish Chauhan from Mumbai. The program also includes a reprise of “Exuberant Fanfare,” a choreographed piece set to Stravinsky’s “Suite Italienne” from Pulcinella, with live music performed by violinist Leonid Sushansky and pianist Carlos Cesar Rodriguez of the National Chamber Ensemble. Tickets $50.


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D.C. jazz pianist Aaron Myers comes to Rosslyn Jazz Fest at Gateway Park.

Rosslyn Jazz Fest 2021

When: Sept. 18, 1-5 p.m.

Where: Gateway Park, 1300 Langston Blvd. (Lee Highway), Arlington

Rosslyn’s perennial Jazz Fest is back, with live performances by Three Man Soul Machine, D.C.’s Aaron Myers on piano, and salsa orchestra Sin Miedo. In addition to an afternoon of soul, jazz, blues, reggae and sizzling salsa, the event brings food trucks, a beer and wine bar, merch and more to Gateway Park. Admission is free but advance registration is advised. Walk-ups will only be admitted if capacity allows.


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Second Annual Hop Harvest Beer Festival

When: Sept. 18, noon – 7 p.m.

Where: Caboose Commons,  2918 Eskridge Road, Fairfax (Mosaic District)

Fall is a prime time for beer tasting and cornhole. Head on over to Caboose Commons for barbecue, an outdoor bar, parking lot games (including cornhole, plus life-size Jenga, beer pong and chess) and a chance to sample the latest suds from Caboose, Rocket Frog, Alewerks, Vasen, One Brewing Co. and Lost Boy Cider. Admission is free, and dogs and kids are welcome.


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Festival Argentino returns to the Thomas Jefferson Community Center.

34th Annual Festival Argentino

When: Sept. 18, 4-10:30 p.m.

Where: Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 125 S. Old Glebe Road, Arlington

Savor Argentinian food and culture during this annual festival featuring live music (from tango to Argentine pop rock), dance performances, traditional asado, artisan gifts, exhibitors and more. Performances begin at 6 p.m. and food trucks will be on site. The program is supported, in part, by the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division of Arlington Economic Development and the Arlington Commission for the Arts. Tickets $20 online or $30 at the door.


Canaan Cox at The Renegade

When: Sept. 18, 10 p.m.– midnight

Where: The Renegade, 3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington

Blending contemporary country lyrics with a touch of pop and R&B, Nashville-based Canaan Cox’s self-tilted EP was featured on iTunes Country for six weeks in a row, as well as country outlets like Whiskey Riff, The Boot and Sounds Like Nashville. Scoot on over to The Renegade in Clarendon to hear the up-and-coming artist perform live renditions of singles like “Lie,”  “Take My Time,” “Greener,” “Out of Nowhere,” and “Long Way Home.”


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Block Party at The Old Firehouse

When: Sept. 18, 1-4 p.m.

Where: The Old Firehouse, 1440 Old Chain Bridge Road, McLean

Celebrating 31 years of service to the community, this family-friendly event at the Old Firehouse promises live music by Bach 2 Rock Music School, a 3-sided climbing wall, a mobile arcade truck, art stations, billiards, Ping Pong, raffle prizes and food trucks, plus free popcorn and beverages. The McLean Volunteer Fire Dept. will be on site, showcasing the history of the Old Firehouse with photos and memorabilia.


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